Master's students at their graduation ceremony


1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Accounting is the language of business — providing vital information for decision-making, planning, and control. Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards, management control, and other related subjects, including information systems, integrated reporting, and data analytics for accountants. Elective courses allow you to specialize in an area of interest: e.g. auditing, controlling, management.

On Campus if we can | Online because we can

This academic year, education will take place partly online and partly on campus depending on the corona measures in place. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. For the latest updates on the corona situation see our FAQs for prospective students and current students.

in the Netherlands, #36 worldwide in Accounting and Finance
of a kind

with its unique Master File 

finds a job within 2 months after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n=16

Program and courses 

The program focuses on the role of accounting information in facilitating decision-making, planning, and control, providing students with a broad base of knowledge and necessary skills to enjoy a successful career, whether your future is in accounting, business, finance, or management, in the Netherlands or internationally.

  • Stepping stone to the Post-Master Accountancy, European Post-Master Accountancy and the Post-Master's program Executive Master of Finance and Control.
  • Strong links with practice. The content of this program is established in close cooperation with leading (multinational) companies. You will study real cases, work on assignments and frequently attend lectures of important corporate guest speakers. You will also have the opportunity to do an internship as a practical and in-depth basis for your Master File Accountancy.
  • Reinvented Master Thesis. Instead of one extensive document, our Master File Accountancy consists of three distinct parts with different learning goals:
    - a Business Application in which academic research is used to give advice on a real-life company problem;
    - a Replication Study that focuses on the collection and analysis of data;
    - a Research Note in which students perform their own academic research study.
  • Train your professional skills and learn how to negotiate or communicate with business partners.
  • Electives allow you to specialize in your field of interest.
  • Ambitious Accountancy students can also apply for the following:
    - The Extended Master's Program, which adds a traineeship of half a year to the regular Master's program.
    - The QTEM network program, which adds an additional year to the program which you spend at a QTEM partner university and corporate partner.

More on the program and courses

  • Masterstudent Kevin

    Kevin Kootstra

    Master's student

    "The diversity of courses allows you to work towards your own goals. In my case, I chose courses that aligned with working at one of the Big 4 companies and becoming a RA."

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science. 

Your Master's degree in Accountancy from Tilburg University opens outstanding career opportunities, whether your future is in accounting, business, finance, or management, here in the Netherlands or internationally.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Audit Trainee at Ministry of Finance
  • Manager at KPMG
  • Finance Trainee at ABN AMRO
  • Business Intelligence Consultant at Achmea Holding

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 0.69
  • Finds a job within 2 months after graduation: 94%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,884

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n=16

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August and end of January

Best preparatory programs:

  • Most Bachelor’s programs of Tilburg University School of Economics of Management will qualify
  • Bachelors with a solid basis in Mathematics and Statistics, Academic Training, Accounting, Finance, and Economics, Management or Marketing

Pre-Master’s program:

Available for both Research University students and students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). 

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students, please find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available.

Interested in this Master’s program?

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More information

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the master's website. Or find out more by choosing one of the options below.

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Meet us

Throughout the year you have the opportunity to meet us and learn more about Tilburg University and the programs that we offer. You can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the MSc Accountancy?

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